Former South African legend, Jacques Kallis has named India’s number 6 choice for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 between Rinku Singh and Hardik Pandya. The maiden Twenty20 international between India’s Suryakumar Yadav and South Africa’s Aiden Markram suffered a regrettable blow as heavy weather in Durban forced the match to be canceled.

The match was called off due to heavy rains that showed no indications of stopping, despite the South African cricket administration’s best efforts to wait until the last minute. Despite the tour’s rocky beginning, India’s T20I team displayed bright new talent. All eyes are on the up-and-coming players who could have a big effect on the international scene as the T20 World Cup 2024 approaches.

In an interesting move, cricket icon Jacques Kallis of South Africa offered his advice on how India should be getting ready for the T20 World Cup, particularly on who should bat at number six. In light of the impending massive event, Kallis voiced confidence in Rinku Singh’s capacity to carry out this task.

With a remarkable strike rate of 187.50, Rinku Singh has amassed great T20 stats, which is why Kallis supports him. Rinku received his first call-up for the series against Ireland as a result of his outstanding achievements for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The 26-year-old is becoming more and more of a rising star in Indian cricket due to his rapid runs and composed style of play.

Jacques Kallis Picks Rinku Singh As India’s Finisher

He’s a class act. You know, as we’ve seen over the last few months, what he’s done for India. Finishing games. It’s not just silly cricket. It’s a real good cricketing shots when it needs to be. He can attack when he needs to do that towards the back end of an innings,” said Kallis on Star Sports.

So you know the ideal batter to be batting at number six. Along with the rest, the team, that’s a formidable finishing to an innings. In case one doesn’t come off, you know, you’ve got a few others that can step up and do it. So for me, Rinku should be the number six and given a proper opportunity,” the Proteas legend added.

In defending his decision, Kallis called Rinku Singh a “class act” and emphasized his aptitude for making intelligent cricket strokes. Rinku is a great fit for the No. 6 spot because of his ability to attack when necessary, as highlighted in the Proteas mythology. Rinku may establish himself in the T20 format and make a big contribution to India’s batting order, according to Kallis.

 

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